About Us

Meet our Team


MD FRCPC Internal Medicine, Diplomate ABOM, ABLM
UBC Clinical Instructor

Dr. Kler is a board-certified physician of Internal Medicine and is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She has been practicing Obesity Medicine on the North Shore since 2017.

Dr. Kler is keenly aware of the power of lifestyle modification and its ability to put metabolic diseases into remission. Her approach to obesity medicine is multi-faceted and includes motivational interviewing, lifestyle counselling and pharmacotherapy.

She completed her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of British Columbia.

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Jessica is a Registered Dietitian, who received her Bachelors of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health (Dietetics Major) from the University of British Columbia in 2012.  Since graduating, her career has been concentrated to nutrition education to the public.  She is well versed in hot topics, nutrition trends, and has extensive experience with weight loss.  Jessica is excellent at building rapport and getting results with her clients by building a nutrition plan that is practical and realistic. She believes her enthusiasm, energy and passion for nutrition help to empower individuals to make healthier choices and positive lifestyle changes. 


Vanessa (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about health and fascinated by the interconnection between the mind and body.

Originally from Quebec, Vanessa holds a Master’s degree in Psychoeducation from University de Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She has 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. She has also been teaching for 10 years at the Graduate and Post Graduate level. Vanessa uses evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Collaborative and Solution-focused approach. 

Vanessa can support individuals struggling with eating disorder, emotional eating, body image issues, unhealthy life-habits, sleep problems, anxiety, stress management, depression, trauma, unresolved childhood experiences, life transitions and relationships. She offers in-person and virtual counselling, in English and in French.